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by 75 · about 2 hours ago

I have a question about the process of eliminating foods from the diet and the symptoms caused by this. I'm not strictly talking about the change from a non-paleo to a paleo diet, but more generally, such as removing any combination of gluten,... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 11, 2014 at 12:16 AM

I hear a lot of the nonsense talk when you mention "toxins." Going into the Paleo diet, I had a viral (highest count the doctor had seen) + bacterial (mrsa + staph) + fungal infection going on for a few months that almost killed me. I'm... (more)

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by 598 · about 2 hours ago

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 98 · about 2 hours ago

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · August 16, 2013 at 5:57 PM

They are not necessarily unsafe to eat, but some people tend to have a higher sensitivity to nightshades (ie. people with autoimmune conditions). For me, green peppers do not make me feel very good. Indigestion and then they do not get digested... (more)

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by 45 · about 2 hours ago

Hi Guys, I wanted to know if there is ANY chance of beta-carotene from plant sources? I eat about 2 sweet potatoes, plus carrots per day. Everything I've seen on this seems to say there's no problem with this as any excess beta-carotene is... (more)

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ccorradino 0 · August 16, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Look in the mirror. If your nose is turning orange, put down that carrot. As a small child, a family member used to eat so many carrots she'd have this problem.

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by 215 · about 2 hours ago

I made a smoothie and I was going to put vannila extract in but I accidentally put in almond extract made with bitter almond oil, I realized it was almond extract and got most of it out with a spoon before I blended it but there was still a bit in... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · July 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

You should probably not take the advice of random internet strangers on this one. Either search google for a reliable source or call poison control. And I'd suggest being conservative here. That is, if some reasonable sounding sources say it's... (more)

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by 384 · about 2 hours ago

So I've been doing more research recently into Lentils and Quinoa for two reasons: I am trying to live a more financially ethical lifestyle and have been trying to spend no more than $30/week on food for myself. I like the taste of them. I... (more)

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RK 0 · May 12, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I don't have hard data for you, but maybe one of these rabbit trails will lead you to it... Personally I find the debate of legumes versus non-legumes fascinating. One the paleo side you have the "legumes are full of anti-nutrients" position. ... (more)

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this. Like a lot of people before paleo I had a bunch of problems like fatigue and muscle pains. After going paleo most things have improved but I keep getting cramps and spasms in the same small... (more)

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by 915 · about 2 hours ago

I live in the U.K, i have been filtering our water for about a year & it does taste a lot better, if i have tap water i can taste & smell Chlorine in it. We are a big family of eight & its a bit of a pain in the ass filtering if i'm... (more)

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Lumifer_1 0 · March 27, 2013 at 9:23 PM

There are many ways to filter water -- depends on what you want to get rid of. Brita filters are just activated charcoal, they're good at getting organic stuff out of the water but (AFAIK) don't do anything for metals and such. I think the most... (more)

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by 70 · about 2 hours ago

Question - has anyone ever used the filter pitchers made by Clearly Filtered? http://www.clearlyfiltered.com According to their site, the $45 pitcher can remove 90% of fluoride and other toxins for up to 200 gal. I emailed them and they would not... (more)

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by 788 · about 2 hours ago

Keep in mind that this question is going off the assumption that PUFA is something to limit. Perfect Health Diet and Ray Peat wrote about this I believe. So, is PUFA the only bad thing about chicken? Assuming this is true then chicken breasts and... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · February 03, 2013 at 2:02 AM

Nothing wrong with chicken or a bit of PUFA. Just don't live on chicken alone and all is well.

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by 915 · about 2 hours ago

Hey all, im looking at buying some stainless steel tiffin lunch boxes for my children rather than the toxic crap that they have used in the past. I have seen a lot of info from sellers regarding the quality of their steel,(non leaching/nickel... (more)

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barefooter 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I'm not sure about the quality of the steel, but we've been using PlanetBox and we love it! Easy to clean, easy to pack, big enough for kids' lunches, light weight and cool looking :) Check out their website for "quality" information.

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by 2341 · about 2 hours ago

my roomate has the place lit up right now...I feel like i'm slowly suffocating in a box of Fruit Loops.

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MM_4 0 · November 29, 2012 at 10:46 AM

The problem is with paraffin wax candles, like some here already mentioned, they give off toxic fumes, south carolina state university (you can find the test results online) has done some tests on it, they found that the carcinogens when burning... (more)

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by 15400 · about 2 hours ago

I made chicken broth with the whole chicken and when I was eating the broth I felt it tasted very strange. I stopped eating it, but I had some meat and at least a half a cup of broth. When I started to separate the bones in the pot, I found some... (more)

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Rea 0 · October 29, 2012 at 3:29 PM

We live in a world of plastic and unfortunately people end up eating loads of the stuff! How many times have I seen people microwave the hell out of something wrapped in plastic wrap or in some other soft plastic container.... and suffered no... (more)

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by 270 · about 2 hours ago

I started doing Paleo in order to increase my energy and to prevent my PCOS from turning into diabetes, not to lose weight. But I've noticed that a lot of folks around here lose weight without trying to. I'm worried that if I lose weight, toxins... (more)

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Melissa_12 0 · October 12, 2012 at 12:55 AM

I started while breastfeeding, and dropped a bit of weight, but not a lot....I too have PCOS, and noticed more, that within a week that my milk production increased, and it wasn't bad to begin with.....I have read that you do detox a bit, but I... (more)

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by 158 · about 2 hours ago

I am trying out a modified "Bulletproof Executive" style Intermittent Fast using coffee and coconut oil (about 3 to 4 cups of coffee with 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day until 2pm) followed by a paleo friendly meal around 6pm. I have also... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

It was probably a fluke that just happen to coincide with your fast.

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by 224 · about 2 hours ago

My diet currently consists of mainly eggs, meat, and fish for protein and fat... carbs from sweet potato, pumpkin, and squashes... I also drink bone broth everyday. Although this diet gives me incredible energy, I have had problems with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 16, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The only real superfood I bother with is liver. From grassfed animals. 2nd choice is pastured egg yolks. Kale and broccoli come in 3rd place. Not sure what's in this Boku powder, but it's not food, but rather a processed product. I'm not... (more)

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by 47 · about 2 hours ago

Which one is better in terms of omega 3, toxins, nutrients, price? Wild Alaskan Keta salmon canned with bpa or wild Alaskan Pollock preserved with salt

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Pecan 0 · March 02, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Pollock and white fish in general are low in fat and omega-3. The canned salmon would be higher in omega-3. However both contain unique nutrients. I would go for the pollock personally, just 'cause I like fresh fish and (like the other person... (more)

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by 12677 · about 2 hours ago

Endotoxins (aka lipopolysaccharides) are part of the membrane of gram negative bacteria and they have some toxic effects in the body. I've been hearing a new pro-vegan argument that animal products tend to have more endotoxins than plants and this... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · July 31, 2012 at 9:27 PM

This is quite a complex question with very limited research behind it. 1) What foods have the greatest content of endotoxins? Based on the very small number of published papers on this subject and the small number of foods tested the foods... (more)

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by 734 · about 2 hours ago

Magnesium Stearate is in about 95% of all supplements and is hard to avoid. It is there to make machines run smoothly and does not improve the quality of the supplement. On the contrary, it seems. There are a number of rumours: Magnesium... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · June 07, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Can we talk chemistry first? Magnesium stearate is the magnesium salt of stearic acid. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid. So just based on the chemistry of it all, it's pretty darn safe stuff to ingest. Of course, you could read the Wikipedia... (more)

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by 2379 · about 2 hours ago

Hi hackers, it's obviously not a good thing to eat loads of moldy food. The mycotoxins (such as aflatoxins) seem to damage the liver. But I can't believe our ancestors always had flawless foodstuff. Or maybe some of the stored reserves got a bit... (more)

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Karen 0 · May 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The worst mycotoxins (aflotoxins, ergot alkaloids, etc) are produced by molds that occur on stored grains and legumes. There hasn't been enough time to evolve resistance - these haven't been a substantial part of the human diet for any more than... (more)

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by 2199 · about 2 hours ago

If animals store toxins in their fat, wouldn't eating a high animal/fish fat diet mean eating a high toxin diet? Mercury, dioxin, pcbs, Prozac, estrogen all these things are floating around our environment and are concentrated in the fats of the... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Animals don't store toxins in their fat, fat simply tends to accumulate fat-soluble compounds. Important difference.

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by 533 · about 2 hours ago

I'm considering a cleanse called "Clean" - Alejandro Junger's book. My wife got sold on it on the Dr Oz show a few weeks back, and wants me to join her. it seems like it might help with any lingering leaky gut issues, and kick a few pounds away.... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · April 09, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I did the Clean program a couple years ago, and that's how I figured out that I am gluten-intolerant. It does allow non-gluten grains and legumes also, and cuts out a lot of protein sources. You can do Clean while still just eating paleo foods... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

We bought a coconut at the grocery store today - well, my 11-yr-old daughter did. I didn't pay too much attention just supervised the drilling of the shell at home. Turns out, there was an almost invisible crack on the 'nut already, and not only... (more)

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Soul 0 · March 15, 2012 at 12:19 AM

Are you talking about a young coconut or a mature coconut? Coconuts are filled with water so you would not find milk in there. When you grate the meat and blend it with water and strain the resulting liquid from pulp, that is what's called... (more)

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by 1078 · about 2 hours ago

I eat a lot of mostly grass-fed beef. I eat a lot of eggs. I've been considering storing the tallow left over from frying my beef and using it instead of butter to fry my eggs. My main concern with this is that the second heating of the beef... (more)

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OddBallin 0 · January 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Tallow has a smoke point of around 420 F, so I'm pretty sure you're correct in thinking that you've kept it well below the smoke point. (No harm in using a thermometer next time to see how hot it gets, though!) And yes, tallow (and fat in general)... (more)

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by 195 · about 2 hours ago

Obviously, grass fed beef is superior...but just HOW bad is the other stuff?

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Nance 0 · December 20, 2011 at 8:59 PM

I worry most about bacterial contamination since I all my chronic health complaints disappeared completely in the 8 months I've been eating large quantities of supermarket beef. I avoid any beef I don't like the looks of, since my first 20 years... (more)

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